Executive Chairman, Edo State Internal Revenue Service (EIRS), Mr Igbinidu Inneh has given his word on the need to profile members of the Nigerian Automobile Technical Association of Nigeria (NATA), Edo State Council for ease of members to access small and medium scale enterprise (SMEs) opportunities in the state.
Inneh who appreciated the leadership of NATA led by Comrade Felix Inegbenosun Irabor for voluntarily seeking enlightenment on how to pay taxes, noted that the body had to be captured first in the tax data base for government to understand their strength and cluster base.
While nodding to the advocated need for a mechanic village, he informed the technicians that they deserved the best from government based on their collaborative effort at seeking to pay tax in order to derive necessary benefits from government.
Inneh told the reelected automobile technicians, “You have come on your own to iron out grey areas to support the government of Obaseki who is also vying for a second tenure in office.
“Obaseki’s vision, passion, experience and exposure at government to raise finances through tax has been largely responsible for the developmental strides of the state.”
Educating the NATA body, the tax chief stated that tax was an individual thing, payment is based on volume of business transaction and size of business.
He stated that the era of multiple taxation was over due to the deployment of technology through multiple platforms and banks for payment of taxes, hence, the need to harmonize to understand the responsibility of government.
He reiterated that in cases of negative fate such as in a fire outbreak, government comes to the rescue through the use of taxpayers money which makes government accountable to the people.